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Reference: 59381

Date Added: 7 February 2017
Closing Date: 21 February 2017

Job Title: Senior Executive Officer

Working For: Geoffrey Cox QC MP (Torridge & West Devon)

Location: Tavistock, Devon

Salary: In line with IPSA payscales

Job Details

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated graduate to become a Senior Executive Officer for Geoffrey Cox MP in his Tavistock office.

The role involves providing support and advice to constituents on a wide range of issues, researching policy issues, liaising with Government agencies, the voluntary sector and other organisations, and drafting correspondence.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Assisting with the Member’s policy work.
• Liaising with community groups to take forward the MP’s objectives and issues.
• Dealing with daily queries from members of the public by phone or in person, taking the appropriate initial action to resolve, document or escalate their concerns or enquiries.

In addition, you will be required to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant guidelines/legislation, and will be expected to manage your own caseload and progress of casework, ensuring all cases are logged and outstanding queries are followed up.

Professionalism, diplomacy and political awareness are essential, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info. MPs generally pay staff in accordance with IPSA guidelines.

Closing Date: 21 February 2017

Interview/Start Dates

First Interviews - Monday 27 February 2017.
Second Interviews - Friday 3 March 2017.
Start date - ASAP.

Application Details

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, or for further information, please contact Alison Ramsay, Constituency Manager, on 01822 621925 or alison.ramsay@parliament.uk.

To apply please send a covering letter and CV by email to alison.ramsay@parliament.uk
or by post to Geoffrey Cox MP, First Floor Lockyer House, Paddons Row, Tavistock, PL19 0HF.

Website: http://www.geoffreycox.co.uk

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